Miley Cyrus shared some expected news a few days ago: she will no longer be doing red carpets. The singer and actress revealed why in an interview with Elle Magazine, saying, “Why, when people are starving, am I on a carpet that’s red? Because I’m ‘important?’ Because I’m ‘famous?’ That’s not how I roll. It’s like a skit—it’s like Zoolander.”
It’s a bold statement, especially from someone like Miley. She elaborated more on the decision on the Today Show. “It’s really not about the color of the carpet. It’s more about, especially women, we get yelled at to blow them a kiss, and I don’t feel like blowing you a kiss. [The photographers] yell, ‘Blow us a kiss!’ Like, what is going on? Who are you? And then you’re just kind of putting yourself out there for people to talk.”
She later said, “I don’t want people to talk about what I’m wearing. That’s usually why I don’t wear too much, but they make me wear clothes on The Voice and on the Today show, so this is what I chose.”
We totally understand Cyrus not wanting to go down the red carpet, especially considering all the cat calling and criticism average women undergo then magnified by her fame. Shout out to Miley for taking a stance on something important to her!